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Liverpool’s Bellingham Effect: Crafting a Multi-Faceted Midfield Marvel

Jude Bellingham becomes

Jude Bellingham has been doing amazing things since joining Real Madrid, even outperforming Cristiano Ronaldo’s early goal-scoring record. Although Liverpool didn’t get him, something interesting happened. They went a different way and built a midfield that’s a lot like how Bellingham plays. They discovered a new path to replicate the same brilliance. Despite not securing Bellingham, Liverpool’s midfield is evolving into something special, albeit in a different manner.

The Uncanny Similarities: Liverpool’s Bellingham-Inspired Midfield Quartet

Liverpool quickly changed plans from going after Bellingham and got Mac Allister and Szoboszlai. These two are now a big part of refreshing Anfield’s midfield. Interestingly, they have similar stats to Bellingham, as shown by FBref. Harvey Elliott, even though not thought to be similar at first, also adds to the mystery.

Looking at FBref’s tool, Liverpool’s midfield players—Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Elliott, and Gravenberch—seem a lot like Jude. Having four players so similar to someone Liverpool really wanted doesn’t seem like just chance.

Klopp’s Multi-Faceted Midfield: Turning a Weakness into a Strength

Klopp is being really smart with the team. He’s mixing up the midfield using players like Bellingham. Mac Allister, who used to play at number 10, now plays at six. Also, Szoboszlai and Elliott can play in different positions, showing that Liverpool’s midfield is now more versatile.

Klopp is trying out different player combinations. It’s becoming likely to see Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, and Elliott together, resembling Bellingham. Liverpool’s midfielders smoothly changing roles is good for the club’s goal to be a top team in European football again.

To sum up, Liverpool’s midfield change, inspired by going after Bellingham, happened in a surprising and interesting way. Bellingham’s style influences Anfield, giving Klopp many choices for the midfield. As the season goes on, the group will work hard to be like the sought-after English midfielder, turning around Liverpool’s midfield, which was once a big worry.

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